Reassessment of the Nutritional Status in Thai Orphans Living With HIV in a Family Style Community

NCT ID: NCT01002612


Title
Reassessment of the Nutritional Status in Thai Orphans Living With HIV in a Family Style Community: 6 Months After Nutrition Care Support by the Thai-Australian Collaboration HIV-Nutrition (TACHIN) Project
Purpose
To reassess nutritional status of HIV-infected Thai children living in the family style community after receiving nutrition support program for 6 months.
Details
The first assessment indicated that improving dietary intake, either energy or micronutrient intakes, to meet the recommended for HIV-infected children (CLHIV) would be able to improve growth of these children. We implemented the nutrition support program through the two strategies aiming to increase dietary intake for all children to meet the current World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations which the recommended energy requirements are increased by10% for asymptomatic CLHIV and increased by 20 to 50% for children who require catch up growth or experiencing opportunistic infections. The nutrition support program composed two strategies. Firstly is providing nutrition education to caregivers and also children. Secondly, revision food menus by caregivers with assisting from the nutritionists of the project. After this program have been implemented for 6 months, reassessment is needed to evaluate the changes of nutritional status and health outcomes in this children aiming to further providing support and applying to other settings.
Conditions
HIV Infection, HIV Infections
Keywords
Nutritional status, Thai HIV-infected children
Source
Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre
Sponsors
Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre, Mahidol University, South Eastern Area Health Service
Status
Completed
Acronym
TACHIN003-1
Last Updated
05 Nov 2009
URL
Official Link
Locations
Thailand